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Pacific Ridge School Students Selected to Perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City

After Earning a Gold Rating at the Heritage Music Festivals for Two Consecutive Years, the Pacific Ridge School A Cappella Group Receives an Invitation to Perform in the National Youth Choir Festival in March

Carlsbad, CA, February 25, 2012 --( For the last two years, high school students from Pacific Ridge School’s a cappella group have earned a gold rating at the Heritage Music Festivals, first in Anaheim, then in San Francisco. As a result, the group has been selected to perform in the National Youth Choir Festival at Carnegie Hall, a prestigious honor for the Carlsbad nonprofit, independent school. The students will be conducted by Eph Ehly, a professional choral conductor, and they will perform with approximately 200 other students from around the country.

The invitation-only festival is open to schools that receive gold ratings at the Heritage Music Festival for at least two consecutive years. At the Festivals, students’ musical performances are judged by professional choral conductors based on a national set of performance standards and criteria, including intonation, tone, blend, balance, diction, general effect, choice of music, and interpretation. Plaques are awarded indicating each school’s rating on one of five levels. For two consecutive years, Pacific Ridge School has earned a gold rating, the highest level possible.

Heritage Festivals specialize in life-changing music festivals where, through spirited competition, internationally-renowned adjudication, and top-notch venues, music transcends the ordinary to become art. Heritage Festivals have evolved over the last 30 years into the country’s most prestigious high school music festivals.

For more information about the music and arts programs at Pacific Ridge School, visit For more information about Heritage Festivals, visit

About Pacific Ridge School:
Opened in the fall of 2007, Pacific Ridge School is a non‐profit, independent middle and high school located in the North County, San Diego. With the distinctive mission of building a community that fosters academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement, Pacific Ridge offers a first-rate educational experience to prepare students for college and a purposeful life. For more information, visit Pacific Ridge School does not discriminate on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, creed, or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other administered programs.

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